(EnviroNews Utah) – A little boy is jolted out of bed by a boom so loud it seems as though a massive bomb has been detonated near by. Well that little boy was the Founder of this very news organization. The town, Hooper, Utah. And it wasn’t a bomb going off at all, but the next-door-neighbor’s old and absolutely massive cottonwood tree being split down the middle, and filleted like a fish from a massive, and powerful volt of electricity from the sky.
Fast forward over three decades, and on August 14th, 2011 at around 9 P.M., our nature and wildlife team raced West towards Hooper to catch what can only be described from afar as an electric sky out over the Northeast side of the Great Salt Lake.
Our team concurred that the only places they have seen that can rival good ol’ Hooper for it’s electrical storms are summer events in certain spots in New Mexico and Montana.
Witnessed here is a string of five separate segments extracted from the 2 hour event, where our camera team reported feeling very uneasy indeed while capturing this dazzling electric episode.